Ci Vediamo a Massetti!

The Italian Espresso Experience

The Massetti Difference
It’s all about the espresso! We like our espresso to be smooth, silky and syrupy with a sweet, chocolaty aftertaste. You’ll find that you get that from but a very few American baristas. We’re not sure why, we don’t really care, we only know what we like, and that’s it.

And that’s what makes our espresso special—but not only our espresso; it also is what makes our
Macchiatos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Americanos and Shakeratos unique. That’s what drove us to set out on this venture, to share what we like with the American public and we believe once our customers try it, they will prefer it too.

So Why Espresso?
Espresso is made by forcing very hot water under high pressure through finely ground, compacted coffee. Tamping down the coffee promotes the water's even penetration of the grounds. Our process produces a smooth, silky, and syrupy beverage by extracting both solid and dissolved components. It also produces the definitive crema, by emulsifying the oils in the ground coffee into a colloid (a microscopic mixture of oils and water), which does not occur in other brewing methods. That’s why we use espresso as the basis for all of our coffee beverages as opposed to regular drip coffee. It just tastes better!

Variables are introduced with the amount and type of ground coffee used, the temperature and pressure of the water, and the rate of extraction. As a result of this pressurized brewing process the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are very concentrated. Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, or americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most beverages, but the usual serving size is smaller—a 30 mL shot of espresso has 40 to 75 mg of caffeine, which is less than half the caffeine of a standard 240 mL (8 US fluid ounces) cup of drip-brewed coffee. A professional operator of an espresso machine is a
barista, the Italian word for bartender.

What is the Caffé Mobilé?
The Caffé Mobilé is a fully self-contained portable Italian Espresso bar, but in the true Italian manner In Italy, an espresso bar is just that; a bar with standing room only—usually no tables, no chairs; it’s just the bar—and the barista, of course! It’s a place to grab a quick shot of espresso, a tasty nibble, a brief conversation, a quick smile, and it’s on with your day.

Our espresso bar is beautifully crafted from mahogany and marble, with a gentle curve that culminates at the bar itself. This isn’t just a ‘coffee cart; it’s an
experience—a little bit of Italy that fills the senses! That’s why we say we’re the premier Pasadena Italian Espresso Experience!

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